Marketa Vondrousova defeats Ons Jabeur to win the Wimbledon women’s championship


WIMBLEDON, England — Marketa Vondrousova became the lowest-ranked and unseeded woman to win Wimbledondefeating 2022 runner-up Ons Jabeur 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday.

Vondrousova is a 24-year-old left-footer from the Czech Republic who is ranked 42nd. She was the first unseeded woman to reach the final at the All England Club in 60 years.

Vondrousova trailed in every set, but collected the last four games of the first, then the last three games of the second.

This is his first Grand Slam title. He lost in the 2019 French Open final as a teenager.

Jabeur fell to 0-3 in major finals. The 28-year-old Tunisian is the only Arab woman and the only North African to have reached that far in singles at any Grand Slam tournament.

But she lost to Elena Rybakina at the All England Club and to No. 1 Iga Swiatek at the US Open last year.

Vondrousova’s rise to the trophy was hard to imagine two weeks ago.

He was 1-4 in previous Wimbledon appearances before going 7-0 this fortnight. A year ago, Vondrousova couldn’t even compete at Wimbledon, instead showing up in a cast on her surgically repaired left wrist to cheer up a friend of hers.

Vondrousova was sidelined from April to October due to that injury and finished 2022 ranked 99th.

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